Seaford (LIRR station)

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Seaford
Station statistics
Address Sunrise Highway & Jackson Avenue
Seaford, New York
Coordinates 40°40′33″N 73°29′11″W / 40.67573°N 73.486454°W / 40.67573; -73.486454Coordinates: 40°40′33″N 73°29′11″W / 40.67573°N 73.486454°W / 40.67573; -73.486454
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit NICE Bus: n54
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened May 26, 1899
Rebuilt 1966-1967, 2007-2009
Electrified May 20, 1925
750V (DC) third rail
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Long Island Rail Road
Fare zone 7
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 3,608[1]
Services
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg LIRR   Following station
Babylon Branch
toward Babylon

Seaford is a station on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. It is officially located at New York State Route 27 and Jackson Avenue in Seaford, New York, however parking areas stretch as beyond Washington Avenue east of this corner, and west towards the interchange with New York State Route 135.

History[edit]

Seaford Station is typical of the elevated Babylon Branch stations that were rebuilt during the mid-to-late 20th Century. What makes it atypical, however is its close proximity to the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway interchange. The station was opened on May 26, 1899. It was razed on April 15, 1966 as part of the grade elimination project, which was built between 1966 and 1967.

Seaford is a terminus for some eastbound PM-rush hour trains.

Beginning in 2008 the station underwent another renovation, with complete rebuilding of the station's platform's and shelters, plus the installation of an elevator.[2] Though the reconstruction was scheduled to be completed on January 1, 2010, it was actually finished by July 31, 2009, several months ahead of schedule.

Platform and tracks[edit]

1 Babylon Branch toward New York (Wantagh)
2 Babylon Branch toward Babylon (Massapequa)

The station has one 12-car-long high-level island platform between the two tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Average weekday, 2006 LIRR Origin and Destination Study
  2. ^ "MTA LIRR Seaford Station to Undergo Major Renovations Starting March 3" (Press release). Long Island Rail Road. 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 

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